We believe it is important for those children with ‘the gift’ to get together and be with like minds as much as possible. At school they often feel isolated, segregated and very different. One of the children decided to call our efforts “The Fellowship of the Gift”. We began with a daily summer camp week, and then progressed to a summer camp week on Bowen Island.
Since those early beginnings we have enjoyed activities such as: llama trekking, kayaking, snow shelter building, snowshoeing, claymation filming, high ropes, low ropes, rappelling, swimming, team building, shelter building, archery, canoeing, sky diving (in a wind tunnel), going to Giants games, wide games, campfires and lots of gaga ball !
Thanks to the North Shore Community Foundation subsidising the cost, we were able to enjoy a fun-filled weekend in June 2018 at Camp Elphinstone. Everything; the lodges, the counsellors, the food, the activities, the instant camaraderie was fantastic, and we hope to be able to do this again in 2019. We find that the children bond instantly, as they all have ‘the gift’ and the parents really enjoy the opportunity to share their similar experiences too.